AS political parties prepare for September 22, 2018, governorship poll in Osun, the All Progressives Congress (APC) elders’ forum in Irewole local government area of the state, on Sunday re-echoed the need to zone the gubernatorial ticket to Osun West Senatorial District.
This was contained in a communique issued at the end of the forum’s meeting held over the weekend in Ikire township.
According to the communique obtained in Osogbo by Tribune Online, which was signed by the forum’s chairman and Public Relations Officer (PRO), Alhaji Ayoade Olubowale and Dr. Ajelere Ajewumi respectively, “members of the elders forum, having felt the pulse of the entire party members as well as voters in the community, resolved to fully back the call that APC should pick its governorship candidate from Osun West Senatorial District.”
“It reads thus ” that APC State Elders Forum (Igbimo Agba) should throw its weight behind Osun –West Senatorial District in the selection of the party’s gubernatorial candidate in the interest of justice, fair play, equity and party’s integrity.”
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“That we took this decision having realised that the past governors of the state had established a rotational pattern which began with Osun West (Governor Isiaka Adeleke 1 years 10 months only) followed by Osun Central (Governor Bisi Akande 4 years and Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola seven and a half years) and currently, Osun East (Governor Rauf Aregbesola 8 years).”
“It is only fair that Osun West should be allowed to take its rightful turn. The forum is committed to the ideals of the APC and leadership of Governor Rauf Aregbesola leadership, hence, its decision to appeal for the zoning of the ticket to the district.”
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